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From global connectivity hub to outpost peninsula ?


๐˜๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜บ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ž๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ ๐˜Œ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ

๐˜ง๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ข ๐˜จ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฃ๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ถ๐˜ฃ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜ข ?



While Europe and the US are busy with militarization budgets and geopolitics of separation, the first cargo train on the ๐—ก๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ต ๐—ฆ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜๐—ต ๐—ง๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜ ๐—–๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐—ฟ (๐—œ๐—ก๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—–) arrived last week at the border of Iran (departed from Moscow) for its last stretch to the Iranian seaport Bandar Abbas where the cargo will be shipped to Mumbai.


The new railroad route from St. Petersburg (actually from Murmansk at the Arctic Ocean connecting the Arctic sea route to Shanghai) all the way to Iranโ€™s seaport is revolutionary for trade and connectivity developments in Central Asia from the Arctic to the Arabian Sea.


Last weekโ€™s first train still took a temporary route east from the Caspian sea (through Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan) but the route will soon be more straight and direct going through Azerbaijan at the west side of the Caspian sea when the last 130 km Rasht-Astara has been completed.


At the same time Iran is completing the construction of a new seaport Chabahar dedicated as sea freight gateway for the INSTC connecting Central Asia and Russia with India and South East Asia.


See this greatly designed map by Jug Ceroviฤ‡ how new sea and land routes are being developed (or already operating) connecting the vast Central Asian, South East Asian, Russian, Indian and Chinese lands along with deepening multilateral economic and trade collaborations in various ambitious agreements.


Routes for people, goods and energy; high speed trains, cargo railway and roads, pipelines and cables. A game changer for trade, development and connectivity between nations and people locked from each other for decades to a few centuries. Though looking at history, this map reflects the reality for an overwhelming portion of known human history with Chinaโ€™s and Indiaโ€™s economies being by far world's largest, thriving trade and people-to-people connectivity among others with Central Asia and the Middle East.


๐˜๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜บ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ž๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ ๐˜Œ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ง๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ข ๐˜จ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฃ๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ถ๐˜ฃ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜ข ?


The world is rapidly changingโ€ฆ ๐—บ๐˜‚๐—น๐˜๐—ถ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—น๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† with respect to diversity is the road forward for a peaceful and responsible future; for people-to-people, trade, environment and equality. Foreign policies of ๐—ฒ๐˜…๐—ฐ๐—น๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป based on ideologies and militarism should and will have no place anymore.


This map will definitely expand to new, other regions embracing the multilateral inclusive future in diversity...


#beltandroadinitiative #bri #asia #russia #india #asean #connectivity



Sources

https://www.inat.fr/map/belt-and-road-initiative-map/

https://thewire.in/world/political-economics-international-north-south-transport-corridor-india-iran-russia

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/first-russian-train-carrying-cargo-for-india-reaches-iran/articleshow/92864011.cms


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